Senior staff writer
Greenwood Christian Academy has launched a five-year plan to grow its academic and athletic programs to serve the needs of its students from Johnson and Marion counties. Located at 835 W. Worthsville Road, the school serves 500 students in Grades K-12.
The first day of school is Aug. 8, preceded by middle school and high school orientation Friday and elementary school orientation Monday, each 6-8:30 p.m. Angelique Randall, who served as principal of the middle and high school, now oversees the entire facility. In a statement on the school’s website, she stated,
“I believe the aim of education is to enrich the lives of students while helping them become articulate, critical thinkers and lifelong learners who are socially responsible, spiritually equipped, active citizens of the world.” The school’s aggressive five-year plan calls for increased fundraising capabilities, more grants, classroom expansion and more land to improve athletic facilities. The 10-year plan calls for a new high school. The school’s website offers the following information:
“Greenwood Christian Academy provides a solid college preparatory academic foundation and strengthens the faith of your child and family. We are an independent Christian school fully accredited by Indiana. Approximately 28 percent of our students live in Marion County with 70 percent residing in Johnson County.
“For 17 years we have facilitated a faith-based education. We offer an excellent college preparatory education at an affordable price. Ninety-seven percent of our graduates have been accepted to a four-year university. The remaining 3 percent choose to enter the military or obtain an associate degree. “It is our goal to produce wellrounded students who value and love Christ above all else. Our staff works hard to encourage, train and mentor students as they grow.
“We challenge our students to reach their highest academic potential while providing outlets for fine arts and creating an atmosphere of athletic distinction as part of our charge. We push our students to strive for excellence in all areas, but above all else, we encourage them to take on Christ’s character. Your child will learn about servant leadership through community service, student-led worship and mentoring programs.” Administrators include K-12 pastoral Principal Jason Klingerman, middle/high school dean Kevin Jackson and elementary school dean Christine Cross.